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Marina Svensson

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Genealogy making and lineages in postsocialist China : Space, labor, and rituals under processes of heritagization

Author

  • Marina Svensson

Summary, in English

This photo essay addresses the work and rituals surrounding the making and printing of genealogies in post-socialist China. The essay documents how lineages and printmakers negotiate a new socio-economic environment under the process of heritagization, the materiality and labor of printmaking, and the spaces in which work and rituals takes place. It adds to our understanding of the continuing importance of lineages in Chinese society and how ancestral halls take on new forms and functions in a rapidly changing semi-urban environment.

Department/s

  • Centre for East and South-East Asian Studies, Lund University

Publishing year

2022

Language

English

Publication/Series

Visual Ethnography

Volume

11

Issue

1

Document type

Journal article

Publisher

Visual Ethnography

Topic

  • Other Humanities not elsewhere specified
  • Social Anthropology
  • Visual Arts

Keywords

  • Photography
  • heritage
  • China
  • genealogy
  • lineages
  • genealogies
  • printmaking
  • heritagization
  • transmitters
  • ancestral halls
  • rituals

Status

Published

ISBN/ISSN/Other

  • ISSN: 2281-1605